Sunday, February 28, 2016

Starbolts #300: Night of Judgement


Night of judgement, huh? More like a night of character development! But, that would be a very boring title. It just doesn't have the right ring to it. Anyway, welcome to the 300th comic! It's been a long road and I thank each and every one of you for reading the adventure so far. We've had laughs, we've had tragedy and we've also had heroics the likes of which the world has probably seen if they read a comic book.

For this comic, I wanted to develop the Aquan trio a bit since M'anta still has lingering issues about his parents, Aquita's got Robkas causing problems and Shrall has big shoes to fill. All three of them manages to face their fears and it was the only way to truly defeat the dark avatars. Oh, they'll be back. Don't get me wrong. You can't keep a good baddie down. Plus, we have that new fiery avatar! The next time you see her, she'll be in a new suit, I am sure. It'll be a suit more befitting of an avatar than a firefighter uniform.

Speaking of Xelia, she really freaked out at the start of the comic and calmed down by the end. I'm sure the gods calmed her down. People don't like being snatched up and suddenly yelled at by a guy in an orange tunic. Hmm. That sounds like the last time I went to the gym. Weird.

Thanks again for reading the comic and sticking with me all these years! If you're new, there are plenty of comics to catch up on. Good luck and here's to more adventures! The adventures ,as always, will continue! See you next time!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Starbolts #299: Divine Intervention


Robkas, buddy. You can't just take a cyborg's arm and run around with it. You're not a raccoon! This is not how you get redeemed! This is probably the opposite of getting redeemed. This is making things so much worse! The only way you can get redeemed now is to save a planet full of puppies from a star going supernova! And now that you don't have any powers, I don't see that happening!

Ah, I love talking to my characters. =) This comic brings us one week closer to Starbolts #300 and the final part of this story. Where did the eight avatars go? Well, we'll find out soon enough in our sixty panel extravaganza. So many comics and it's still fun to do these stories. That's the important thing.

On the video side of things, I still plan on doing one soon. It'll most likely be about the Miles Morales Spider-Man or another comic. Possibly Iron Man since Doom shows up there and it's a follow-up to what I talked about in Secret Wars #9's review. I got time to decide. =)

Enjoy the comic! I'll see ya next time!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Starbolts #298: Soldiers and Aristocrats


I thought I'd try something a little different this week. On the left column we have Aquita's perspective on her relationship with Robkas. And on the right we have Robkas. I wanted to alternate between the two people to show how they really feel about each other. Sadly, Robkas doesn't really mention how he truly feels about Aquita. It's especially telling since all he talks about is his royal status. Trust me had Jack not stopped him, he'd be talking about her physical features eventually.

So, if there was any doubt that Robkas is an aristocratic chauvinist pig before, look no further. The guy's got a long way to go before he can be redeemed. Aquita sees nobility different from how he sees it. The two are like opposing forces. She did like him for a time, but, gradually she realized just how much of a jerk he was.

It'll come to a head next time, to be sure.  Looking back, I like Jack's non reaction. You can imagine all the eye rolling he was doing under that helmet. I was going to have it off. But, nah. He's gotta be battle ready in case the avatars get inside the base.

Still, what is their plan? There's more to it than just charging at them like in the last panel. What will happen? Stay tuned as Starbolts #300 is just a few weeks away!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Starbolts #297: The Road to Redemption


For Robkas, the road to redemption is going to be a long, long one. You can't expect Aquita to automatically forgive him for what he has done in the past and he has done a LOT of bad things since his return to Aquita's life. It's been one bad choice after another since he backed the wrong horse. I don't think he's gonna get anywhere with her anyway. Mateo's still in the picture and even then Aquita would never go for someone like Robkas again. It's a case of "Fool me once, shame on you."

It remains to be seen if he can be redeemed. I doubt it, personally. Then again, I am the one writing this story. It's up to you, the reader, to determine if this character can truly be redeemed despite the horrible things he has done.

And now it looks like the dark avatars have arrived at the base! There's only one thing to say right now.